Global History & Geography for 14-15 Yr olds USA) (Thomas Caswell)


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Thomas describes this database: "This 800+ term glossary is based on the New York State curriculum for 9th and 10th grade social studies. Called "Global History and Geography," this curriculum culminates in a high-stakes Regents examination that all students must pass in order to graduate and earn a high school diploma."

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calligraphy

A form of fine handwriting.

Calvin, John

(1509-1564) Theologian and church reformer who developed a form of Protestantism during the Reformation. His church is known for the idea of predestination, which states certain people are predestined for heaven.

cannon

A weapon which uses an iron ball as a projectile and gunpowder as the blasting agent.

Canon on Medicine

A book written by Ibn Sina, a famous Islamic physician, which was an encyclopedia of Greek, Arabic, and his own knowledge of medicine. This book became the standard medical text in Europe for over five hundred years.

Cape of Good Hope

Southern tip of the African continent.

capital

Money that is used for investment.

capitalism

An economic system based on the private ownership of the means of production and distribution of goods. Also promotes a free market regulated by supply and demand.

caravel

A Portuguese ship that had a large cargo area and used two orthree masts.

Carbon-14 Dating

A chemical analysis used to resolve the age of organic material based on their content of the radioisotope carbon-14.

Cardinal Richelieu

(1585-1642) French Cardinal and politician responsible for instituting absolutist practices in France.


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